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On The Menu: Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day's limited schedule features huge opportunities for both Syracuse and Texas.

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Game information courtesy Matt College Sports on TV Website, which has even more games listed and more specific info on coverage for regional sports networks and American Sports Network telecasts.

All times listed are Eastern, adjust accordingly.


Syracuse Orange (19-10, 9-7) at North Carolina Tar Heels (23-6, 12-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Back on January 9th, the Tar Heels ruined Jim Boeheim's return from an NCAA-mandated suspension by picking up an 84-73 win at the Carrier Dome. That defeat was the low point of the Orange's season, as it capped an 0-4 start to conference play. The Orange caught fire afterward, eventually winning eight of nine to get to 8-5 in the league. But after losing two of three, Syracuse is back on the bubble. A road win over a UNC team fighting for both an ACC title and No. 1 seed in the NCAAs would do wonders for Orange hopes

Big 12

Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-17, 3-13) at Iowa State Cyclones (20-9, 9-7), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Kansas Jayhawks (25-4, 13-3) at Texas Longhorns (19-10, 10-6), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

In the first game of the night, the Cyclones will look to close their home slate with an expected victory over the Cowboys, a team they defeated by five in Stillwater on February 6th. Later, the Longhorns will attempt to knock off their second NCAA top seed contender in a row at home, following Saturday's dominant 76-63 victory over Oklahoma Sooners. It won't be easy, however, with the Jayhawks riding a nine-game winning streak.


Chattanooga Mocs (25-5, 14-3) at VMI Keydets (9-19, 4-13), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

A second win over the Keydets in an 11-day span would give the Mocs sole possession of the SoCon regular season title, a loss would give ETSU a share.

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (22-5, 15-0) at Incarnate Word Cardinals (15-11, 10-5), 7 p.m. (ASN)

The Lumberjacks have already clinched at least a share of the Southland crown, but they're still pushing for conference perfection. SFA defeated the Cardinals by 38 at home on February 15th.

Alabama State Hornets (12-15, 7-8) at Texas Southern Tigers (15-12, 14-1), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

The Tigers have already clinched at least a tie for the SWAC title and will be favored to return to the NCAAs for the third straight season.

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